Python 3.7.x introduced a new method to insert a breakpoint in the code.
Before Python 3.7.x to insert a debugging point we had to write
import pdb; pdb.set_trace() which honestly I could never remember (and I also created a snippet on VS Code to auto complete it).
Now you can just write
breakpoint() that's it!
Now... the only problem is that by default that command will use pdb which is not exactly the best debugger you can have. I usually use ipdb but there wasn't an intuitive way of using it... and no, just installing it in your virtual environment, it won't be used by default.
How to use it then? It's very simple. The new debugging command will read an environment variable named PYTHONBREAKPOINT. If you set it properly, you will be able to use ipdb instead of pdb.
At this point, any time you use
breakpoint() in your code, ipdb will be used instead of pdb.